Welcome Weekend – moving into halls of residence

Welcome Weekend will be taking place on Saturday 26 September and Sunday 27 September and is our designated weekend for residential students to arrive on campus and move into accommodation. This year we have changed our arrival process in light of Covid-19 to reduce the risk of spreading infection as much as possible. To ensure your day runs as smoothly as possible, please follow the instructions outlined in this section.

Please note: If your course start date comes before Welcome Weekend, you will be able to move into your room before your programme begins. The accommodation team will contact you directly to make arrangements.


When you arrive on campus helpers will direct you to collect your keys and Unicard and then move into your halls. Please note, you will be sent details of your allocated move in slot nearer the time. 

Getting Here

Whether you are travelling to Edge Hill on Welcome Weekend by car or public transport, there are arrangements in place to make the move as easy as possible. For information about how to find us, visit our location page on our website.,

Arriving by Car

On your move in day you may bring one car on campus (no vans please) and only one friend or family member with you. If you need to arrive with more than one family member they will need to remain in the car whilst you move in. You will receive information in advance about which car park you should use. On arrival at the car park you will be directed to a parking space. To avoid traffic congestion, and reduce the number of people using stairs and corridors there will be a time limit during which you will need to collect your keys and Unicard, unload your car and unpack. All people living in the same flat will be provided with the same arrival slot so your housemates will arrive at the same time.

Due to limitations to car parking, your car must remain in your designated car park. It is not possible to move your car closer to your Halls of Residence to drop off your belongings.

You are advised to pack your belongings in crates and suitcases with wheels and to avoid packing large heavy boxes that you will find difficult to carry. There will be trolleys you can use in each car park to help you transport your belongings.

To support social distancing we ask that cars are removed from the car park as soon as possible after belongings have been unloaded and that your friend or family member only stays to help you move into the flat but does not use your flat’s communal facilities and leaves within your allocated move in time so that we can reduce the risk on campus.

Arriving by Public Transport

During Welcome Weekend, our free Edge Link bus runs from Ormskirk Bus Station to the University every 20 minutes. The Edge Link bus will drop you off near the main entrance to the University. Government requirements for face coverings to be worn on public transport apply to the Edge Link bus.

We will provide a secure luggage facility for students arriving by public transport. You will be able to leave your bags in this safe spot while you collect your room keys and Unicard.

What Happens Next?

Upon arrival, you must leave your belongings in the car or secure luggage area if travelling by public transport. You will then be directed to The Hub to collect your keys and Unicard. Please note, you will be required to wear a mask whilst collecting your keys and Unicard.

Due to the number of students who need to move into Halls and the additional measures we have to put in place due to Covid-19, we are asking all students to ensure they arrive in their designated time slot. This is very important to allow all students to move onto campus in a safe and organised way. Contact details will be provided in your arrival slot email should there be exceptional circumstances that require you to arrive at a different time.

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